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Fydeaux Feb 13, 2013 03:49 PM

My city, Milwaukee, which already has many sub shops both national and local, is about to get another national chain called Firehouse Subs. Can anyone tell me anything about them?

I expect nothing wonderful from any chain, but I am hopeful that they are not at the level of the nausea-inducing Subway.

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    crewsweeper Feb 14, 2013 06:12 AM

    Local Firehouse franchises in Tallahassee put out a decent product. Bread tends to be a bit on the soft side after the steaming. But their "fully involved" large sammies are very filling. At least they don't drown the meat in oil and vinegar like Jersey Mike's. And they're a step or two above JimmyJohn's, IMO. Can't opine versus Jared's as I haven't ahd a Subway in a few years.

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      kengk Feb 14, 2013 06:24 AM

      I've eaten at a couple of different ones. They are better than Subway or Blimpie. Not as good as Jason's Deli, Larry's Giant Subs, or Lenny's Sub Shop. In my opinion.

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        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Feb 14, 2013 08:09 AM

        I'm not a big fan, but I prefer cold Italian hoagie-style subs with cured meats and cheeses and lots of vegetables and vinagrette-type sauces, and Firehouse is better for hot subs which are steamed.

        They have a great selection of hot sauces, if you're into that kind of thing.

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          StrandedYankee Feb 14, 2013 09:36 AM

          I tried them once in Tennessee. I think I got a meatball sub, my favorite hot hoagie when done well. I found it inedible. I never went back.

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            jracpa Feb 19, 2013 05:02 AM

            I used to eat at the location in Lake Mary Florida probably 2 or 3 of the days of each week that I was down there. I like the place, they are much better than Subway, with a good variety of specialty combo sandwiches. For the life of me I cannot remember which was my favorite, but Hook and Ladder rings a bell, I also recall they have some kind of barbecue sandwich with cheddar and onions.

            1. monkeyrotica Feb 19, 2013 11:30 AM

              About on par with JimmyJohns, Jersey Mike's, Blimpie, etc (that is, uniformly mediocre). Not as good as Potbelly. FAR superior to Quiznos. I'd rather set fire to my own penis than eat Subway. Can't even get past the "smell." 

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                Fydeaux Feb 19, 2013 11:57 AM

                Wow! And I thought I really didnt like Subway!

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